I'm trying to load a KML file into an Openlayers map. It seems to successfully run but I am not seeing anything show up on the map.

Vectors should show up in an area of New Mexico if it's working correctly.

Here is my code (here is a link to the KML file )

var map;

var baseMaps = [];
var sensors = [];

//create map and center over location
var init = function () {
    // create map

    map = new OpenLayers.Map({
        div: "map",
        theme: null,
        projection:new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG: 4326"),
        controls: [
            new OpenLayers.Control.Attribution(),
            new OpenLayers.Control.TouchNavigation({
                dragPanOptions: {
                    enableKinetic: true
            new OpenLayers.Control.Zoom()
        layers: [
            new OpenLayers.Layer.OSM()

    map.setCenter(new OpenLayers.LonLat(-106.7653, 32.3197).transform(new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"), map.getProjectionObject()),9);

//show kmlFile
var showSensor = function(sensorVO)
    if(sensorVO.selected == true)
        var kmllayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("KML", {
            strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.Fixed()],
            protocol: new OpenLayers.Protocol.HTTP({
                url: sensorVO.url,
                format: new OpenLayers.Format.KML({
                    extractStyles: true, 
                    extractAttributes: true,
                    maxDepth: 2

        var select = new OpenLayers.Control.SelectFeature(kmllayer);

        map.setCenter(new OpenLayers.LonLat(-106.639261,32.649908).transform(new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"), map.getProjectionObject()),10);

        var obj = {"vo":sensorVO, "kmlLayer":kmllayer};


        for (var i = 0; i < sensors.length; i++) 
            var vo = sensors[i].vo;
            if(vo.id == sensorVO.id)
                sensors.splice(i, 1);





    var obj = {"id":1, "selected":true, "url":"kml-files/1858-Vegitation-Map.kml"};

}, 1000);

I couldn't access your KML file to see if it's storing points of lines, but that would be a starting check. KML can support the following geometries: Point, LineString, LinearRing, Polygon and MultiGeometry. Since a KML file is ASCII rather than binary you can open it in a text editor to make sure the coordinates are defined to the correct geometery. The coordinates should be clearly specified. Does the KML say that they are or ?

  • I tried zipping the file and sharing. see if that helps ge.tt/2EdNlIW/v/0 – mattwallace Jan 23 '13 at 21:46
  • I think you probably have your kml file uploaded correctly, I just can't retrieve due to a firewall from my end – user12711 Jan 24 '13 at 15:50

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